Foliage: Where Nature and Culinary Excellence Unite in San Francisco, California

Nestled alongside the verdant expanse of Precita Park in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood, Foliage seamlessly intertwines the allure of nature with an exceptional culinary journey. The restaurant, draped in opulent earthy tones, serves as the canvas for a dining experience that artfully mirrors the surrounding foliage. Images of nature, such as mushrooms, plants, and leaves, adorn the restaurant's interior, inviting guests into a world where gastronomy meets natural splendor.
Scallop crudo with fines herbs
Culinary Delights: A Symphony of Flavors
Embark on a gastronomic adventure at Foliage with the scallop crudo—an exquisite dance of flavors featuring Asian pear, whey mustard, and French fines herbs that evoke a harmonious blend of parsley and chives with subtle notes of tarragon and chervil—sets the tone for the culinary symphony that unfolds.

As the season of Fall takes center stage, Foliage introduces a fragrant pumpkin seed milk bread accompanied by espelette pepper butter. The slight spiciness of the butter, coupled with fleur de sel, serves as the perfect prelude to the hearty parsnip soup adorned with crunchy walnuts and a refreshing apple twist.
pumpkin milk bread
Pumpkin milk bread for the Fall season
The culinary experience continues with a butter-laden local black cod sourced from Half Moon Bay, California. Paired with crushed potatoes, capers, and a grenobloise sauce, this entree is a testament to Foliage's commitment to locally sourced, high-quality ingredients, inviting diners to savor the essence of the region.
black cod
Savory black cod with crushed potatoes
Dessert Duets: A Sweet Culmination
For a sweet finale, Foliage presents a tantalizing duo of desserts. The crunchy bananas and creamy caramel pudding with pepitas and Dandelion chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker from San Francisco, create a play of textures that dance on the palate. Alternatively, the sticky toffee boasting date, cardamom, and brown butter promises a divine pairing with a cup of espresso or tea. This harmonious conclusion encapsulates the essence of Foliage's sweet offerings.

The Chef's Artistry and the Ideal Dining Setting
Under the creative guidance of Chef Mo Bejar, Foliage's culinary prowess reflect a dedication to innovation and a passion for flavors that resonate with the changing seasons. The best seat in the house, nestled in the corner with a view of Precita Park, provides a dining experience with a picturesque backdrop to the culinary masterpiece unfolding on the plate and a welcoming, knowledgeable waitstaff readily available to elucidate the daily menu.

Sustainability at the Core of Foliage
With an unwavering commitment to sustainability, Foliage ardently pursues the most exceptional locally sourced ingredients, crafting dishes that pay homage to the diverse flavors and rich abundance of the region. The focused menu minimizes waste, upcycling ingredients like whey from housemade ricotta, and emphasizes the use of whole foods to reduce environmental impact. Foliage also prioritizes local and regional wines, alongside an old-world selection utilizing regenerative farming techniques.

At Foliage, each visit promises a distinctive and unforgettable culinary expedition through the wonders of Bay Area locality—a nature-infused ambiance paired with an unwavering commitment to sustainability, ensuring a unique and memorable dining experience with every bite.

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